Energy-aware Systems

Research picture

Description / Outline

The scientific questions of the research area result from the responsible use of system resources, whose administration is typically in the hands of an operating system. Careful use of the available energy resources for the execution of pending tasks (i.e. processes, threads) plays a decisive role here. The coordination of operating system functions with the processes at the application level on the one hand and the best possible use of the computing-system hardware to reduce the power requirement during operation on the other hand are the basic prerequisites for establishing energy awareness at the system level. The work in the research area relates to heterogeneous systems of different system classes: from embedded systems to server systems to systems for high-performance computing.